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JJ Yates offer the personal touch combined with the professional expertise to make the job so much easier. They are always available and always helpful, and their pragmatic, professional approach to insurance matters makes my job so much easier.

Their extensive knowledge of the insurance market, combined with their pragmatic approach, ensures that we get maximum value from our insurance programme.

They provide practical help on all insurance matters and reasoned advice without the jargon ... a refreshing ‘No hard sell’, just genuine good advice and in plain English.
Group Admin Manager – Food Industry – Turnover £373m

We have has used JJ Yates as our insurance broker since the company began in 2001. The advice received on the type and level of cover required and claims management has been first class throughout our long relationship, especially important to a new business in an unknown sector with no comparators. I would have no hesitation in recommending JJ Yates to any business regardless of size or business sector.
Finance Director – Bio-diesel Producer – Turnover £50m

JJ Yates have been our insurance broker for the last four years, and over that time they have helped to take the worst of the pain away in all our insurance dealings allowing us to concentrate on the day to day business operations. Their team has always been proactive and responded extremely promptly to any questions or issues we have. They have taken the time to understand our business to ensure their advice is relevant and that all practical options have been explored. The experience and knowledge the JJ Yates team have of the insurance market has helped us to realise savings in the premiums we pay when placing our insurance programmes and their knowledge ensures we get a level of cover tailored to our needs. As a client you do feel that your business with them is valued and that you are in safe hands.
Finance Director – Supply & Distribution – Turnover £75m

It has been part of my role to deal with J.J. Yates & Co. Ltd of Marple for over fifteen years now with regard to fleet insurance and risk management and, with over thirty years transport management experience behind me, I would recommend them whole-heartedly for their expertise and advice in the insurance and risk management service industry.

Like any customer/supplier chain, the relationship is only beneficial if both parties work together. In this respect the personal level of service received from the J.J. Yates team is excellent. At a time when legislation is becoming increasingly complex, to actually speak to a knowledgeable person immediately on any issue is a service too rare in the 21st Century.

Whether to report an accident, seek risk management advice, or cry ‘help’ I know one phone call will allow me to obtain the resolution to my issue. For professional advice, support and guidance, backed by a personal service second to none, J.J. Yates & Co. Ltd comes out Number One for me every time.
Group National Transport Manager – Supply & Distribution to Food Industry – Turnover £144m

For close to 20 years I've entrusted J J Yates & Co with all my commercial insurance needs. For a relatively small brokerage they punch well above their weight and as well as providing me with consistently sound and first class advice, benchmarking exercises have proven that premiums they negotiate on our behalf have remained consistently competitive.

But it is perhaps their exceptional service that set's them apart above all. Without call centres or automated telephony systems to negotiate, you simply pick up the phone and dial straight through to the desk of someone who has taken their time to get to know you and your business really well. Combine that level of personal contact and service with their expertise, a willingness to "tell it like it is" and you have a team that you can really trust and need on your side.
Finance Director – Food Industry – Turnover £58m

Over the years, we have enjoyed receiving consistent quality service from JJ Yates Insurance Brokers. They have demonstrated an informed and thorough knowledge of our business and thus we have a high level of comfort with our insurance policies. The team at JJ Yates is highly responsive and provides excellent support and advice in all aspects of insurance. We have no hesitation in recommending JJ Yates as an experienced and competent insurance broker to the Food industry.
Finance Director – Food Industry – Turnover £143mm


Tracey and the team at JJ Yates have consistently provided friendly help and assistance for all our insurance requirements for many years. They are always available with 'no nonsense' professional advice and practical assistance, ensuring the running of our insurance programme is simple and cost effective. They are a pleasure to work with.
Commercial & Financial Manager – Food Industry – Turnover £28m

At J.J. Yates, they continually understand the importance of trust and reliability in business relationships, which is immediately recognisable from their outstanding commitment to customer needs. Their immense market knowledge and experience is proactively shared when tailoring our requirements and combined with their independence to no particular insurance company, they continually ensure competitive rates are provided.

Embracing this service with a fresh and attentive approach has ensured J.J. Yates remain our preferred broker for over 12 years.
Commercial & Financial Manager – Food Industry – Turnover £28m

Sole Traders/SME

Superb service, great knowledge...... JJ Yates certainly “know their stuff”.

I have used them for over 15 years and have never had a bad experience. They are a pleasure to work with. Their response will be, “Course we can” or “Don’t worry..., we’re here to help”.

If you are unhappy with your incumbent broker I suggest you call Tracey or a member of the team now, they won’t let you down.
Wayne Lawson – Interim/Part Time FD. Do you need one? If you do, call me on 07710 281353

We have had the pleasure of working with J J Yates for many years – around 30 years in fact. The nature of our business in the electron optics industry requires us to put in place insurance to cover many diverse aspects.

Whilst we are aware that we could “shop around” on the internet for alternative quotations for the various policies we require, we know that J J Yates will source competitive prices on an annual basis and provide us with recommendations. We also have the peace of mind that should we have any queries or problems we can pick up the telephone and immediate and reliable help will be provided. We ourselves pride ourselves on offering our customers service with a human touch and this is exactly what we receive from J J Yates – which would seem to be unusual these days.
Managing Director - Electron Optics – Turnover £1.4m

Personal Lines

"exceptional service as usual"
E Guest (East Sussex)

"just keep doing what you already do!"
R Lomas (West Yorkshire)

"thank you for ‘being there’ if and when needed for help and advice"
A Dobson (Cumbria)

"really good service by all at JJ Yates. Can not thank you enough for all the help and advice given to me. Really high quality of service"
J Clarke (Suffolk)

"excellent service overall, all staff very helpful and approachable. Would recommend"
K Tracey (Gloucestershire)

"very pleased with service – continue to keep the rates as low as possible"
R Parsons (Devon)

"I always find everyone I deal with at JJ Yates to be very friendly, helpful and efficient. I always have great confidence in your firm"
V Coles (Suffolk)

"I am completely satisfied with all the help, advice and service you provide. You are extremely competent and reliable and I am grateful for your standards and friendly approach"
J Gordon (Lancashire)

"not just excellent …brilliant!"
N Clarke (Suffolk)

"unfailingly helpful"
R Flynn (London)

"all excellent and efficient – thank you!"
J Ormerod (Cheshire)

Private Medical Insurance

"We have been clients of JJ Yates for 25 years and greatly appreciate their efficient, friendly and first class service. Whatever the problem ...they find a solution and we have peace of mind knowing they are always there to help."
BUPA individual/International client - G & J McDonald

"JJ Yates provides an invaluable service as an efficient, pro-active and professional intermediary between us, as the client, and the service provider. I have built a particularly good relationship with Jo who fully understands our business needs and is able to provide sound and relevant advice."
Group HR Manager – Food Group – Turnover £494m

I have been a client of JJ Yates, for almost 30 years. During that time the firm has provided a variety of insurance services to the companies I have worked for, and I have regularly transferred business from existing brokers to JJ Yates. I have always found their staff to be professional, competitive and above all helpful, and my long association with them is a testimony to my faith and confidence in the services they provide... as always Jo Podolanski has provided us with great service.
Finance Director – Design & Builder of Luxury Homes – Turnover £32m

Today’s medical insurance market can be a nightmare. Most companies are seeking ways of reducing costs and minimising claims.

Against this background I have found having available the support and helpful advice of J J Yates & Co Ltd invaluable. At the time you are pursuing a claim you are often at a very vulnerable point in your life – knowing you can rely on their friendly and professional support reduces the stress levels enormously.

Based on my experience I would, without hesitation, fully endorse JJ Yates & Co Ltd as the best people to provide the personal service, expertise and professionalism when you need it most.
J C Keenan, Former MD, Christie Tyler Ltd

Independent Financial Planning

"We have dealt with 'Yates Financial' for many years and have found the company to be genuinely helpful at all times.


We would have no hesitation in recommending 'Yates Financial' to anyone who needed guidance or advice regarding their investments."
PH – Marple

"Yates Financial Planning Ltd has been my financial advisors since being widowed seven years ago. The advice I have received has been soundly, clearly and honestly stated and I have been involved in decisions regarding my investments. I have confidence in David Williamson to continue to maximise my assets."
PG - Wombourne

WOW that is all a huge relief!!

Thank you so much for your prompt and thorough reply. 

Aviva have taken my fund from 208,000 to 225,000 which by my calcs is 8% in 10 months!!

I`m delighted, gob-smacked as my children/grand children would say.

Thank you again for the good news, you have made an old man very happy
JH – South Africa